Reports gathered are that minister of health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has tested positive for coronavirus and has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.
Multiple sources in the medical team at the hospital who confirmed the information say the Dormaa Central MP was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and is “in a stable condition”, report says.
Citi News reports that checks at the Health Ministry have corroborated the story as information there suggests Mr. Agyeman Manu has taken “a few days off from work” and has not reported working all week.
The UGMC currently has 4 patients on admission at the ICU with several others in the main wards of the hospital’s COVID-19 wing.
The Health Minister who announced Ghana’s first COVID-19 case in a night broadcast in March this year would be the first high profile government official to have confirmed positive for the novel Coronavirus.
He is known for urging the public to be cautious of the virus during his regular appearances at the bi-weekly press briefings on COVID-19 by the Information Ministry which has been conspicuously put on hold for a while.